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Nice N Spiky Comedy Evening

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After a long break, we’re back with a big funny Friday night show full of laughter at the Stanley Yard Bar.

Reserve your seats now for an evening of the best stand up comedy, where professional comics off the telly try out new jokes and ideas, the only comedy night in Norwood!

Featuring new jokes from:

Simon Brodkin (BBC’s Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show/ C4’s Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer), Nabil Abdulrashid (ITV Britain’s Got Talent), Rosie Wilby (BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends), Marlon Davis (BBC Live At The Apollo) Chloe Petts (ITV Jonathan Ross Comedy Club) and host with the most Hatty Ashdown (Comedy Central’s Give Out Girls).

Tickets are limited to allow for Social Distancing, please book early to avoid disappointment

Simon Brodkin

You may know Simon Brodkin as ‘comedy legend Lee Nelson’ (Sun) or ‘some unfunny pillock’ (Deputy Prime Minister) who gave Theresa May a P45.
After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and world-famous stunts on Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed comedian unveils his funniest character yet… himself!
Starred multiple times on BBC One’s ‘Live At The Apollo’, both as guest and host.
Don’t miss Simon Brodkin’s highly-anticipated stand-up . ‘Hilarious’ (List). ‘Genius’ (Independent). ‘Get him out!’ (Donald Trump).  “There aren’t many better comedians to turn to”  The Daily Telegraph “A prodigious talent”  The Times

Nabil Abdulrashid

Nabil Abdulrashid is an award-winning comedian, writer, presenter and actor. Nabil recently competed in the 2020 series of Britain’s Got Talent, enjoying a triumphant run to the competition’s final, drawing praise from the show’s judges for his hilarious and uncompromising brand of stand-up comedy. Awarding Nabil the coveted ‘Golden Buzzer’ in the first round of the competition, Alesha Dixon praised his “edgy, charismatic” style while David Walliams described both his performance and writing as “perfect”. In a piece suggesting Nabil should have won the competition overall, the Sunday Telegraph described Nabil’s performance in the final as “urgent, uncompromising and refreshingly radical fare, smartly woven into a gag-packed set.” Before appearing on BGT, Nabil had already carved out a unique, exciting and varied career in UK and international comedy. Within a year of starting to perform, he had already written, starred in and directed his own sketch show on Channel U and was also joint winner of the Which Religion Is Funniest? competition, judged by UK comedy legends Omid Djalili and David Baddiel. Triumphing over a number of more experienced comedians in the final of the latter, Nabil won the opportunity to perform at London’s prestigious Hammersmith Apollo, becoming the youngest ever black stand-up to do so. Nabil has also previously been a finalist in the renowned New Act Of The Year and Laughing Horse stand-up comedy competitions and in 2020 won Joe.co.uk’s TV Comedian of the Year award.

Rosie Wilby

Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian who has appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour, Loose Ends, The Human Zoo and Four Thought, at major festivals including Latitude and Glastonbury and in the finals of several major comedy competitions. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? was shortlisted for the Diva Literary Awards 2017, longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2018 and followed her TEDx talk of the same name. Her trilogy of solo shows investigating love and relationships began with The Science of Sex, which has been performed all over the UK, in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Berlin, and ended with The Conscious Uncoupling, which toured to venues including London’s Southbank Centre and was shortlisted for Funny Women Best Show. Rosie also presents The Breakup Monologues podcast, which has been recommended by Chortle, The Observer, Metro and Time Out, writes for publications including The Guardian, Sunday Times and New Statesman and appears as a commentator on sexuality, dating and love on TV programmes including Good Morning Britain, radio shows including LBC’s Lucy Beresford on Sex and Relationships and podcasts including The Guilty Feminist.

Marlon Davis 

Marlon is a talented comedian, improviser and actor whose TV appearances include MTV’s Brown Eyed Boy, BBC’s Live At The Apollo and Comedy Central’s Comedy Store Live. Beginning his career in stand-up comedy in 2005, Marlon Davis made the final of two national competitions Laughing Horse and So You Think You’re Funny at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the following year, very quickly and firmly cementing his status as a rising star on the comedy circuit. Marlon has supported Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre and Alan Carr on tour and is performing at clubs, arts centres and theatres all over the UK. Marlon’s act is inspired from his upbringing, exploring urban Britain tackling its social issues with skillful characterisations.

Chloe Petts

Chloe Petts’ “inexhaustibly funny mind” (Diva Magazine) and “compelling presence” (Steve Bennett, Chortle) has established her as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit. Chloe is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Award, was a finalist of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards 2017 and came runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017. She was recently seen on ITV’s Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club, Dave’s Hypothetical, has been heard on BBC Five Live’s Fighting Talk and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts and BBC 3 Quickies. Chloe featured on Penguin’s audiobook Edinburgh Unlocked which was recorded in absence of Fringe 2020. She is a co-founder of The Lol Word, a queer comedy collective that hosts sell-out monthly London nights, boasting the finest female and non-binary queer acts on the circuit. Their most recent Edinburgh run was a sell-out. Diva Magazine has described it as “a space that is demographically queer, inclusive, and safe, and on top of all of that – the comedic talent is smart, insightful, hilarious, and completely relatable.”

Hatty Ashdown

Hatty co-wrote and created the Comedy Central sitcom Give Out Girls, is a regular on the London comedy circuit. She starred in BBC Radio 4 Sitcom Romance and Adventure, presents the Funny Mummies Podcast and Radio Show for The Other Woman on Soho Radio, and hosts Screaming with Laughter comedy club – the original daytime comedy club for parents where baby can come too!

Acts shown are correct at time of going to press. In the unlikely event that an act needs to cancel, management reserve the right to change the line-up without notice.

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